Originally Posted by cabo35kk
The only way to davit a boat of this size (500lbs+) effectively is to put a hoist system on the transom and swimstep that would severely impair fishability - can't do that!
I maybe didn't expalin my thougt too clearly..... sit the rib at 90 Degrees to the Cabox transom. Nearest toob sits on the swim step, then support the outbord side with davits - they will only be taking half the weight, as the other half will be taken by the swim step. So if your Ribette weighs in at 500Lbs, the davits will only be looking at around 250lbs. If you use portable fuel tanks, they can be removed or put at the step side to further reduce the davit loading. Thus can use removable davits.